Quick Review: It’s Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder

It's Raining CupcakesDetails:  It’s Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder

  • Pub. Date: March 2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
  • Format: Hardcover , 193pp
  • Sales Rank: 101,180
  • Age Range: 8 to 12


Twelve-year-old Isabel is dying to get out of Oregon. She spends her free time in the library, reading and dreaming about faraway places. When her mom decides to open a cupcake shop in their little town of Willow, Isabel feels just like buttercream frosting to a cupcake-stuck. It seems as if it will be another disappointing summer, until Isabel learns of a baking contest. If she can come up with a winning recipe, she might have a chance of competing in the bake-off in New York City! But Isabel’s best friend, Sophie, is also entering the contest, and things always seem to go Sophie’s way. To make matters worse, Isabel and her mom don’t exactly see eye-to-eye on the type of recipe Isabel should enter. In this sweet treat by popular teen author Lisa Schroeder, Isabel discovers that maybe it’s not about where you go in life as much as it is about enjoying the view from wherever you are.

My Thoughts: 

This was a super cute book.  It put a smile on my face and made me look at the challenges of opening a business from a child’s point of view.  The relationships in this book are genuine and real.  Not just between Isabel and her parents, but the best friend, and neighbors too.  I really enjoyed the idea of this baking competition and that it would give Isabel a way to fulfill her dream of getting to travel outside of Oregon.   Lisa Schroeder does a fantastic job with this book.  

My Rating

Super cute book!

*I received this book from the author for review.  This did not affect my review of the book.

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